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NBC
Sep 23, 2010 4:00am PDT
are straight ahead. >>> plus, joaquin phoenix is a whole newman last night with david letterman. >>> the twins are ready for the playoffs. three swings and three runs for jose lopez and one of the best double plays you've ever seen. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm amara sohn. here are some of your top headlines this morning. >>> abbott laboratories is recalling as many as 5 million containers of its best selling similac infant formula due to concerns it may be contaminated with insect parts. >>> florida governor charlie crist says his state will stop enforcing a ban on gay adoptions after an appeals court ruled it unconstitutional yesterday. >>> eight current and former officials of a los angeles suburb of bell, california, had their first day in court yesterday over their alleged involvement in a pay scandal. among those arrested was the city manager who paid himself $800,000, almost double the yearly salary of the nation's president. the eight did not enter pleas. their arraignments will be held next month. >>> scientist he say they've
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
with david letterman. >>> one of the best double plays you'll ever see, you're watching "early today." >> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm amara sohn. here are some of your top headlines this morning. >>> abbott labtory sess recalling as many as 5 million containers of its best selling similac infant formula due to concerns it may be contaminated with insect parts. >>> florida governor chartly crist says his state will stop a ban on gay adoption. >>> eight current and former officials of a los angeles suburb of bell, california, had their first day in court yesterday over after alleged involvement in a pay scandal. the city manager paid himself almost $800,000, almost double the yearly salary of the nation's president. the eight did not enter a plea. their arraignment b will be held next month. >>> scientist he say they've discovered fossils of two new dinosaur species in the desert. >>> and it may not have been the ideal celebration, but what about 33 miners trapped underground in chile celebrated his 32nd birthday yesterday. the men estimated will be rescued aro
FOX News
Sep 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
a minute. billion dollar infrastructure? didn't we do this already? >> all right, now i'm glad letterman and stewart corrected me. i said $500 billion. it's $50 billion when we talked about hillary clinton. i made that mistake. will that satire have any effect on the voters? joining us from washington, fox news analyst and here in the studio, juan williams, fox news analyst. juan, what say you? >> i think this is a moment because, you know, those two, letterman and stewart are big court jesters. they are the court jesers for this king, for this administration so they have previously been the liberals who were mocking president bush and, you know, don't forget the clint clinton scandal, that was different. for the court jesters to be delivering bad news signals how deep the dissatisfaction and it goes into the left and into the liberal wing. >> does it mean anything to the voters when people like stewart and letterman who are identified with the left start to make fun of their guy. does that mean anything or do voters say that's a clever routine? >> no, you can't miss it. >> i mean, i s
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2010 12:34pm EDT
a major makeover. joaquin phoenix was back on david letterman's show last night with a different look. he apologized to letterman for the bizarre performance on the show last year. he admitted it's part of his new movie. >> a year and a half ago, you come out and honestly, it's like you slipped and hit your head in the tub. and i -- i knew immediately when you sat down something ain't right. >> i didn't -- i hope i didn't offend you in any way. >> no, no, no. i was not offended. i'm telling you, it was so much fun. it was -- >> good. >> really, it was -- >> well, we just -- >> it was batting practice, you know what i mean. every one of them was a dinger. >> in the end, letterman may have had the last laugh. despite the elaborate setup, he poked fun atwah keen for the less than stellar ticket sales from that movie. >>> on tuesday, a phillies-braves game where a fan in red spandex ran on to the field and was tripped by braves' outfielder matt diaz. the 17-year-old wulz released from juvenile detention yesterday to his parents wearing the same head-to-toe spandex that he was arrested in. the
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 4:00am EDT
from him. >>> and together again. joaquin phoenix returns to "letterman," with an explanation of his wacky behavior and that beard. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. today, congress gets a progress check on how safe the nation's transit system is when it comes to terrorism. >> that, of course, is just one front in the war on terror. a war, now, with more and more threats coming from within our borders. >> emily schmidt has the details this morning from washington. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning to you. the u.s. counterterrorism chief says over the past year, we've seen more significant terror developments than any year since 9/11. there are more threats. and they're happening closer to hope home. top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking for help from people within u.s. boarders. >> a new and changing facet of the terrorist threat comes from homegrown terrorists. by which, i mean, u.s. persons. >> reporter: there were three attempted attacks in seven months. first, last ye
NBC
Sep 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
four cancer. >>> a writer for the late show with david letterman says the host was in on the joke with wa keen phillips and the infamous exchange. i sort of feel like i can sleep better at night knowing this. >> i don't know. >> they replayed in this week -- or last week, was it. >> do you think letterman knew? >> he had that s&l of almost starting to laugh. >> it was so uncomfortable, though, i don't think it could be manufactured. >> hey, i just report the news. >>> and this comes from wat waterloo, iowa. phillip hendricks says he stumbled into this monkey business three years ago when he saw a pet monkey riding a dog holding on to the ears. now the lawyer turned ring master has a show on the road showcasing what he calls the banana better dee, the greatest job in the world. >>> i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> good tuesday morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us for 11 news today. >> to tone tony pann is joining us wit
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:30am EDT
of the most bizarre and most bearded appearances in talk show history, joaquin phoenix returned to letterman last night. so what did he have to say for himself? . >>> it was a little cocker spaniel dog that went all the way from it can, black and white spotted and our little girl trisha, the 6-year-old named it checkers. hz when life's this hard, graduating can be even harder. but you can help jose and the students in your community make it through by visiting boostup.org. ♪♪ check the news online weather, check the time ♪ ♪heck the wife, eck the kids ♪ ♪ check your email messages ♪ check the money in the bank ♪ check the gas in the tank ♪ check the flava from your shirt ♪ ♪ make sure your pits don't stank ♪ ♪ check the new hairdo, check the mic one two ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm about to drop some knowledge right on top of you ♪ ♪ you check a lot of things already why not add one more ♪ ♪ that can help your situation for sure ♪ ♪ check your credit score ♪ free-credit-score-dot-com ♪ free-credit-score ♪ you won't regret it at all! ♪ check the legal y'all
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >> it is 5:225. we have 69 degrees on this thursday. >> remember the interview on david letterman? joaquin phoenix is coming claim. it is more than a year after that infamous train wreck interview. he apologizes to david letterman. why is after a week of questions, we will have the details. >> the calendar says paul is the first full day today. it feels like summertime. first full day today. it feels like summertime. here's boulder. ok, see you in an hour. [ boulder barks ] bye, bye. here we go. come on boulder. aah! [ dog barks ] aah! come on, guys! daisy! whoo! aah! [ female announcer ] lunchables cheese pizza -- now with mandarin oranges. because a great lunch, inspires great ideas. ♪ [ dog barks ] there's power in a great lunch. ♪ it doesn't get better than this ♪ >> this is "good morning watching tim." >-- washington." >> good morning to you. it is great to have you with us. >> thank you so much. much more on that day meeting today. we begin with your traffic and weather. we are talking about the interesting things going on with the full moon. it has really been pretty. >> it ha
FOX News
Sep 29, 2010 8:00pm EDT
standing by. also ahead, stewart and letterman discuss me last night. can't get away from it. we'll show you what happened on that program as "the factor" continues across the u.s.a. and all around the world. fice pri our presentation, they could have shipped it too. saved ourselves the hassle. i'm not too sure about this. look at this. [ security agent ] right. you never kick off with sales figures. kicking off with sales figures! i'm yawning. i'm yawning some more. aaaaaaaand... [ snores ] i see your pnt. yeah. snores ] [ malannouncer ] we understand.® you need a partner who delivers convenience. next time use fedex office. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay th mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. investors are demanding more for their money. good. this time, i'
FOX News
Sep 29, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, stewart and letterman discuss me last night. can't get away from it. we'll show you what happened on that program as "the factor" continues across the u.s.a. and alalpwpwpspwpspw@s@a >> thanks. i'm bill o'reilly in the miller time section want tonight. the sage of southern california has arrived here in new york city. here he is. >> first off, let me establish some superiority. >> do you have to do that? do you have to mock the previous guest? >> i was watching before. >> you have to mock tonya. >> oh, by the way, can you sign me up for a course where i can get as complex as didi myers? >> i think those questions are closed. >> geez, if i could only get in to the learning annex. i'm barely standing up right now on my own out here, bill. >> all right. rahm emanuel, the rumor is going to resign on friday and go to run for the mayor of chicago. >> right. >> i think you're broken up about that. >> i think he got into it with stedman, the attorney general. and rahm emanuel actually turned out to be the first person that holder wanted to send to gitmo. he was the first guy that
NBC
Sep 21, 2010 4:00am PDT
stage four throat cancer. >>> a writer fore"the late show with david letterman" says the host was in on the joke with joaquin phillips and the infamous exchange. did you see that? >> i'm not buying it. >> seems convenient. >> i want a letter from letterman saying he was in on it. >> well, this comes to us from kwwl news channel 7 in waterloo, iowa. one man turned a gimmick into big business. phillip hendricks says he stumbled into this monkey business three years ago when he saw a pet monkey riding a dog holding its ears. now the lawyer turned ring master has a show on the road showcasing what he calls the the banana derby. the greatest job in the world. never lose a video like that. >>> i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> classical music got a makeover at one party in romania to mark the would-be 200th birthday of chopin. artists around the nation gave the music a twist. that brought out a celebration of young and old, which organizers hopes attracts an entirely new audience to the genre. >>> it's a far cry fro
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
clips which quickly wracked up millions of the hits. >> like baby, baby. >> even david letterman gives him shout outs. >> all right who wants justin beiber tickets. >> reporter: not only his music is hot, his hairdo is also a hit. >> i started growing it out like a month ago. >> reporter: because of justin beiber. >> pretty much. >> reporter: we're live at the state fairgrounds, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >>> all along i was thinking that bob ehrlick was the inspiration for the hairdo. >> reporter: he looks great, i know. >> beiber's latest album has been in stores for less than a year. >> i'm trying to picture you with that hairdo. >> don't. >>> and coming up, controversial assignment, lesson learned. why a teacher is behind bars. >>> a beautiful labor day weekend shaping up. i'm bob turk. i'll have the complete first warning forecast coming up next. ,,,,,,,, my grandparents, they had a huge garden, with tomatoes and cucumbers and green beans. nothing beats the taste of fruits and vegetables in the summer. they're juicier. more colorful. they're perfect. that's why at giant, y
FOX News
Sep 13, 2010 10:00pm EDT
back on the late show with david letterman. last year he stunned an audience and viewers across the country when he gave a bizarre interview to letterman. some speculate he was/c butting a prank when he spoke to letterman -- speculate he was pulling a prank when he spoke to letterman. now he's promoting a new movie about his life called, "estimate still here." we'll see what happens. >> finally the award for the worst offense to a crime in history. a man found guilty after blaming his cat for downloading child pornography on his computer in 2009 when keith griffin was busted with more than 1,000 illegal images he told investigators his cat must have stepped on his keyboard and downloaded the pictures. last week he pleaded no contest a judge sentenced him to 12 1/2 years behind bars. account did not have to testify. there you have it -- the best of the rest. >> did you hear it lindsay lohan and the slap heard around the world. do not go away. when i had my heart attack, i couldn't believe it. it was a real shock. i remember being at the hospital thinking, "i should have done more
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2010 2:00pm EDT
. >> then finally, joaquin phoenix. you remember the david letterman appearance? it was the most awkwarppd letterman appearance maybe in the history. he's going back to the show. he's doing this in conjunction with his movie. he'll be on david letterman september 22nd. i cannot wait to see. >> he ended the interview. thanks for calming, joaquin. >> in some sense i hope he keeps it going. it shows david letterman at his best. he's so good in those situations and really knows how to bring the humor to the forefron there. >> for the latest entertainment news, log onto scoop.todayshow.com. all you bieber fans, i will delete your mean tweets. i dn't say he was dog it. >>> white house chief of staff made no seet h wants to be the mayor of chicago one day, but do the people of chicago want him as mayor? and the florida girl savagely beaten after sending text messages. she's on the road to recovery. an update on her situation. and motional words from her mother. you'll want to hear it. introdu, an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid to fight fatigue. so get up and get goin'! with new bayer am. t
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
? . >>> joaquin phoenix is a whole new man with david letterman. first look at entertainment straight ahead. [ male announcer ] febreze changed how you freshened fabrics. and then how you freshened the air. now, febreze gives you a whole new way to eliminate odors and get noticeably longer freshness than a cone. new set and refresh! slide in the cartridge, and click. ♪ the slow release of scented oils provides freshness that lasts 30 days! and set and refresh tackles odors -- so your home stays fresh longer. replace your old cone with febreze freshness. new set and refresh, from febreze! ♪ i was young and i was stupid ♪ i had just turned 17 ♪ a harmonica and a box guitar ♪ ♪ in a canvas-covered wagon stuffed... ♪ [ male announcer ] while the world's been waiting on the electric car, maybe the whole time, the electric car has been waiting for this... the wattstation from ge. it's going to change the way we get to where we all want to go. ♪ i didn't think much of it till i took it apart ♪ to finish what you started today. for the aches and sleeplessness in between, there's n
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
david letterman was released from jail today. he served four months of a six month sentence and was released early for good behavior. pleaded guilty in march for second-degree grand larceny. last fall, he demanded to million dollars from david letterman to keep quiet about a legend affairs letterman had with women on his staff. he still owes 1000 hours of community service. >> a bracelet meant to promote breast cancer awareness has been banned from school because the message has more than one meaning. it reads, "i love boobies." the principal says the bracelets are putting him in a bind. >> you have people in the community the would be upset if these were allowed. >> the bracelets have been selling for $4, with some of the proceeds going to a breast foundation in california. >> still to come, a family harassed by debt collectors. the problem is that it was for a credit card that never existed. in tonight's consumer alert, as on the debt collectors, and what they are more common than people -- zombie debt collectors, and why they are more common than people think. >> we will
FOX News
Sep 29, 2010 10:00pm EDT
is still competing on "dancing with the stars" you get her inside story right from her. is david letterman out of his mind? did you hear what he did to oprah? we are going to tell you. you tr. ♪ ...then started again. but every smoker was a non-smoker once. and you could be again. for many, smoking is a treatable medical condition. so talk to your doctor about prescription treatment options and support. and make this time, your time. so when you turn up the heat, secret turns up the otection. odor-fighting microcapsules are triggered by your body heat to release a fresh scent. for 24 hour odor protection. ♪ you should get some custom fit orthotics. dr. scholl's custom fit orthotic center. it recommends the custom fit orthotic that's best for your feet. and footcare scientists are behind it. you'll get immediate comfort... ... and, you could save a couple hundred bucks. for locations see drscholls.com >> greta: there's a strategy session scheduled for tomorrow at the white house. who is going? speaker pelosi has sent majority leader h r are two of the big headliners meeting with preside
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 2:05am PDT
. we knew he was sick but not that sick. >> that is progressed that far. he was on letterman last night speaking publicly for the first time. >> absolutely. in fact, he was upbeat about it though and joked with letterman about the seriousness of his cancer. >> is stage 4 where you want to be or not where you want to be? >> no. you want to be down at stage 1. >> stage 1? >> it has not -- the big thing you always worry about is spreading. i am head and neck. i am above the neck. so nothing's going down. and the expectations are good. >> did they find it early enough for their liking? >> i sure as [ muted ] hope so. >> hasn't lost that comic timing. >> no, not at all. >> not at all. >> he's a week into treatment and he said the doctors and people around him who are treating him say there's about an 80% chance that they're going to knock it out successfully. >> which is great news. 65 years old, had a sore throat earlier in the summer, went in for some tests. they didn't initially find anything but then came back at stage 4. thoughts and prayers with him. he looked good, all things consider
FOX News
Sep 8, 2010 10:00pm EDT
with the feds. >> plus, three wild stories. your favorite snooki faces a judge. died letterman treats president obama like a pinata. stay right here. hey what's going on? doing t shipping. man, it would be a lot easier if we didn't have to weigh 'em all. if thosboxes are under 70 lbs. you don't have to weigh em. with these priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service, if it fits, it ships anywhere in te country for a low flat rate. no weigh? nope. no way. yeah. no weigh? sure. no way! uh-uh. no way. yes way, no weigh. priority mail flat rate box shipping starts at $4.95, only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. we could've gone a more traditional route... ... but it wouldn't have been nearly as memorable. ♪ >> greta: president obama today in ohio in campaign mode pushing nay economic plan and securing republicans. the president set his sights on john boehner, barbecuing the republican leader for a speech he made ohio. >> the president: there were no new policies from mr. boehner. there were no new ideas. there was just the same fill loss nay we had already tried -- the sa
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 9:00am EDT
knew he was battling cancer, last night we learned that it's stage 4 cancer on the david letterman show. and we're going to have more on that and the latest on the prognosis for that. he's really upbeat and encouraged and we're really keeping our fingers crossed. >> a lot of us are pulling for michael douglas. also coming up, we're going to be talking about this wedding couple, this wonderful melissa and jeremy, we have been talking about the reception, and the rings, now the wedding scene. we're going to be talking about that, because it's an important thing for the couple. >> what else is going on? >> also a lot of parents busy assembly school supplies, but a lot of kids are more concerned about their new wardrobe. i laid out all my clothes. >> that's why you're always so put together. >> a lot of parents are putting together wardrobes for their kids and you want to do it on a budget. we're going to tell you what the coolest kids are wearing. a little glitter. >>> natalee's standing by at the news desk who's got a check of all the headlines. >> good morning, matt, ann and tamron. and
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
after the train wreck of an interview apologizing to david letterman. >> the future of d.c. public schools could be decided today. more on the expected meeting coming up. >> it may be the first day of at all -- fall but it will feel like july. highs warmer than the average in >> straight ahead, from oprah's couch to the hot seat, michelle rhee sits down with vincent gray. good morning weren't washington on this thursday september 23. thank you for joining us. more on the meeting today in d.c. in a moment but let's begin with traffic and weather. adam is here with a lot of interesting things going on in the weather world. >> we have the video of the full moon and jupiter later on but we have a little bit of upper level energy. you hear us talk about that in the summer because it triggers thunderstorms. that is what happened yesterday with a few isolated thunderstorms. this morning one isolated downpour near hagerstown. this is the remnants of the upper level energy pushing through. the red and green is the shower pushing to the east. they need the moisture. we need it in hagerstown.
ABC
Sep 25, 2010 12:05am PDT
, if you don't mind me violating your copyrights. >> violate away. >> jimmy: was david letterman the only one not in on it -- >> he was not in on it. >> jimmy: why him, of all people, to not tell? >> i don't -- i don't know why we didn't tell him, honestly. just -- >> jimmy: it seems like if you donald d told diddy, you could tell dave. >> it was a different situation. i don't know how to answer that question at all right now. >> jimmy: again, i enjoyed the movies i know there's a lawsuit pending between you and letterman. i was a little bit disappointed in one thing. we did something for the movie, i knew what was going on -- >> dude, come on, man. >> jimmy: you told me it was going to be in the movie, but it didn't make it in the movie. >> i was pulling for you, man, i was. because i think you're a -- >> jimmy: i thought it came out good. >> it -- it wasn't. i mean -- no, no, no. we -- he's a great actor, it just -- it didn't -- it didn't feel real. but we're considering putting it on the dvd as an outtake. i brought it, if you want to see -- >> jimmy: yeah, i would like to see it. >> c
CNN
Sep 6, 2010 9:00pm EDT
when the "late night" thing went down. i said i learned from hosting late night from david letterman and conan o'brien is it's a one way ticket to not hosting "the tonight show." host late night for a couple of years. >> larry: doomed. >> exactly. so maybe i'll get into the perfume business. >> larry: there's a rumor spreading now that you are a big-shot host you're thinking of getting this job. and want to check this out. were you sitting in this chair earlier? >> was i sitting in that -- >> larry: did you sit in this chair? my chair. >> i don't -- i don't think so. i mean, i don't know what you're talking about? >> larry: are you denying it? >> i don't know what you're getting at, larry. >> larry: watch this, jimmy. >> which he boy began, wisconsin, you're on the air. hey, jimmy fallon, you're great, man. so glad you're replaced larry king. you're better than larry himself. that's nice. without larry i wouldn't be here. please. nashville, tennessee, talk to me! man, jimmy fallon, you are noneny, man! you are like the greatest ever. the greatest in country music, too. i just want to
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 5:00am PDT
michael douglas told david letterman last night about his chances of beating it. ,, and save up to $500 on selected mattress sets. even get 3 years interest free financing on tempur-pedic. only through labor day ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep. ♪ not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.com. today, the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. >>> sunny skies, daly city 75 degrees, san francisco at 84. palo alto at 91. cupertino 92, some bay area location will be 99 degrees. i'll let you know which ones coming up. >>> there is a growing problem under san francisco sidewalks. it is the roots from a tree known as the new zealand christmas tree. those roots can reach up to 9" in diameter. they were planned all over in the '80s but now they are destroying sidewalks and sewer lines. property owners complain because they are held responsible for sidewalks ajays on the to their homes and buildings. wasn't this like many
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
of performance art. he to letterman his giving up acting for a rap career. it turned out to be a big joke. we will hear what he had to say coming up in our next hour. >> very funny. he may want to reserve your spot now. the mall is bracing for bigger crowd as john stuart n. stephen cole bear rally next month. -- john stewart and steven colbert rally next month. it could take as days before the midterm elections. >> 4:59 is the time. there is still more ahead. >> the controversial chancellor of me to the city is likely first mayor. >> u.s. terrorism experts have a dire warning for congress but .> later, a massive baby food recall. later, a massive baby food recall. what
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 4:00am EDT
douglas is optimistic he will recover from throat cancer. last night on "late night with david letterman," he said he just finished his first chemo and radiation and has seven weeks to go. >>> dr. drew and rachel uchitel were allowed to shoot an episode of a reality show at the world trade center site. uchitel's fiance was killed in the 9/11 attack. >>> and rounding out the list, anne hathaway, second, daniel radcliffe took third. robert downey jr. took fourth. and cate blanchett, and on the list, not including angelina jolie, jennifer aniston who had more than her recent share of clunkers at the box office, somehow came in seventh. what do you have against jennifer aniston, bill? >> i don't have anything against her. >> poor woman, just trying to get past her marriage. >> i heard maybe she's back may. >> breaking news right here on "early today." bill karins with breaking entertainment news. >> i'll stick to weather. >> we'll have you stick to weather. >> easily. >>> this to us from ktrc local 2 in houston, texas. one man has fulfilled a dream that took a lifetime. personal sacrifice, a
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 5:30pm PDT
the moving conversation last night with actor michael douglas on david letterman's show. it was about his diagnosis with throat cancer. undiagnosed for weeks, even though he said he was hoarse, had a sore threat. and one of the principle risk factors he talked about was alcohol. so, we decided to look more closely into questions about drinking and cancer. and here's ron claiborne. >> reporter: talking about it for the first time on david letterman's show, douglas said he had stage four throat cancer, most advanced stage, which means it is large or could be spreading. >> i've got cancer. found out about it three weeks ago. >> reporter: douglas said he had complained to doctors earlier in the summer of a persistent sore throat, but the cancer went undetected for weeks, until a walnut-sized tumor was found on the base of his tongue. the 64-year-old blamed his cancer on years of smoking and drinking. >> i smoke cigarettes and i drank. this particular type of canter is caused by alcohol, drinking. >> reporter: almost everyone knows smoking causes cancer. fewer know the risk posed by alcohol. >
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 5:30pm PDT
shocked david letterman's audience and, by extension, all of us with his revelation that he is battling stage four throat cancer, a serious illness. and he speculated about what might have brought it on. we knew he was sick. none of us knew how sick. our chief science correspondent robert bazell has more on the fight ahead of him. >> ladies and gentlemen, please say hello to michael douglas. michael? >> reporter: michael douglas strode onto david letterman's stage last night to promote his new film, but instead made a shocking announcement. >> i've got cancer. found out about it three weeks ago. i've got a biopsy and they analyzed it. it's a stage four which is intense. >> reporter: douglas, who is 65, has had a stellar career on television and in the movies. >> you're going to have to kill me. >> reporter: winning an oscar for his portrayal of gordon gekko in "wall street." >> greed, for lack of a better word, is good. >> i'm sorry to be dumb about this, but you look great and you don't sound like you have throat cancer. now, why is that? >> because i'm on stage. [ laughter ] >> becaus
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 4:30am PDT
. on the "late show with david letterman," he said he's optimistic he'll make a full recovery. >> i finished my first week of radiation and chemo. and it's about an eight-week struggle -- >> so you've already begun the regimen. >> i've started the regimen already. >> you've never looked better to me and this proves that you're a tough guy, for god's sake. >> thank you. >> yeah. >> thank you very much. i'm -- let's just say i'm pretty lit up. i'm pretty lit up right now. >> letterman and douglas hugged as david wished him good luck with the treatment and his new movie, a sequel to "wall street." >>> a young man fell 39 stories from a high rise building here in new york yesterday and lived. thomas mcgill crashed through the back windshield of a dodge charger. he broke both legs and is now hospitalized in critical condition. police are still investigating what may have been a suicide attempt. >>> straight ahead, your wednesday morning weather. >>> in sports, look out. a scary collision at home plate. ion at home plate. if you fight to sleep in the middle of the night, why go one more round ? you d
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
last year on "late night with david letterman" was all a complete hoax. affleck calls it the best performance of phoenix's career. >>> after 54 years, today is the final episode of "as the world turns." >>> and scottish singing sensation susan boyle fulfilled her dream of singing for the pope yesterday at a papal mass in scotland. >>> at the box office, the teen comedy "easy a" starting the currently red hot emma stone and produced for a mere $8 million is the favorite to take first with $20 million or more. ben affleck stars in and directs the r-rated heist flick "the town." experts see it taking second with about $15 million. >>> and those same experts don't think the new horror flick "devil" will do much better than 10 million this weekend. they apparently didn't talk to the audience that i was in when the preview came on that literally booed the screen. >> the preview? >> twice. on cue. m. night shymalan's name came up and they booed it. two different times i went and saw the movie. or the preview. >> i won't see it, then. >> take that to the bank. >>> i'm lynn berry. this is
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2010 5:30am EDT
phoenix's 2009 appearance on "letterman." turns out the bizarre bearded performance wasn't just weird. it was also oscar worthy. we'll explain when "way too early" comes right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] at ge capital, we're out there every day with clients like jetblue -- financing their fleet, sharing our expertise, and working with people who are changing the face of business in america. after 25 years in the aviation business, i kind of feel like if you're not having fun at what you do, then you've got the wrong job. my landing was better than yours. no, it wasn't. yes, it was. was not. yes, it was. what do you think? take one of the big ones out? nah. >>> a new record for the housing market. one that shows the sector still has a long way to go in its recovery. if you want to sound smart, tell your friends that the u.s. foreclosures hit a record high in august rising 3% to just over 95,000. realtytrac says factors affecting foreclosures like high unemployment and falling home prices obviously have yet to improve. >>> enough of the real news. let's gather around the water cooler t
FOX News
Sep 2, 2010 10:00pm EDT
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